Great Eats in Savannah
Celebrations in Savannah always include a wide variety of food ranging from street vendors to pubs and upscale restaurants. Two fun pubs to visit are Six Pence Pub at Chippewa Square and Churchill’s Pub on West Bay Street. Weather permitting; enjoy their rooftop bar overlooking the water front district.
The Pirates House Restaurant
This site is as much an historical relic as it is a restaurant. A former tavern and Savannah’s oldest house (circa.1753) was frequented by pirates and is reportedly the inspiration behind Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island. Bring a big appetite for their down-home southern Plantation Buffet.
For upscale dining, Alligator Soul with Chef Chris DiNello, is outstanding. If you’ve never experienced a chef’s tasting menu, this is the place to do so. “Tastings began in the late 90s when diners were not as timid and willing to try new things,” says DiNello. His tasting menus include seasonal items such as “Blackened Dayboat Snapper with Crawfish Pozazo Gratin” and “Thai Sautéed Local Softshell Crabs with Fried Baby Turnip Greens and Apple Chutney.”
Vic’s On The River
Vic’s on the River Restaurant and Bar is another great choice for lunch or dinner. Housed in an old warehouse that was used by Sherman’s officers during the Civil War, one room in the restaurant showcases a map that was hand-drawn by Union soldiers detailing Sherman’s march from Tennessee through Georgia. The best tables overlooking the river go fast, so reserve early. Enjoy one of Vic’s signature entrees such as the “Wild Georgia Shrimp & Stone Ground Grits” or “Pan Seared Jumbo Scallops.”
River Street Sweets
Of course, when you’re in Savannah, food is an experience any time of day. Stop by River Street Sweetsfor melt-in-your mouth gourmet southern pralines, glazed pecans, or bear claws made right onsite since 1973.
Lulu’s Chocolate Bar
If you’re a chocolate lover, don’t miss Lulu’s Chocolate Bar which offers decadent desserts and chocolate drinks in a nightclub setting.